Welcome defense bar, stay a while, this is what the “right brain” of a prosecutor looks like.
I had a mini panic attack last week when it was so nonchalantly revealed to me (“so your nickname is The Duchess?”) that colleagues had discovered my little niche on the internet. I had thoughts that ranged from throwing in the towel and shutting down Plumewood to wearing a crown to docket while dealing with defense attorneys.
Then I thought: WHO CARES?!
I didn’t start Plumewood to hide from people, I’m not embarrassed by what I write or what I think, and I sure as heck don’t want to be pushed around by people in court or on the internet. I wanted Plumewood to be a place where I could be creative and interact with people from all around the world. I wanted to be able to use my skills in ways that I couldn’t in law school or now, in the courtroom.
My entire personal life isn’t on display here, but there is enough of me that passes the “usual” amount of information of what people share with their colleagues. But I’m not ashamed of who I am or of the life that I lead. I think the good that has come from this blog (friends, ideas, etc) is still greater than the perceived bad.
So I’m still here, still blogging, and still thinking.
I’m fully committed to being me.
Defense attorneys you’re always welcome back and I’ll see you at the courthouse.